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New career, old job skills

AUSTIN - Karen Wagner has an MBA in project management, and as the owner of Fresh Coat North Austin Painting, she finds it as useful as she did when she managed finance departments for Dell....

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Austin Hurricane Harvey Relief

AUSTIN - Of TD’s more than 2,300 employees, our Houston operations have 370 TDPartners (TD employee-owners) who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, about 10% of this workforce may have significant damage to their homes and autos. However, our office there was spared because of its location on the North side of the city....

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Chainsaw to the rescue

AUSTIN - Robert Ashcraft, superintendent, Slater Painting, sat in his duplex, watched the news and listened to the Hurricane Harvey forecast. He knew that the storm was headed to a place where he fished and hunted since he was 6-years-old. Growing up in Harlingen, Robert always loved to go fishing at the coast in Port Aransas, Rockport and Fulton....

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First-class skills

AUSTIN - After leaving the equipment side of construction, Cyril Allgeier III ventured over to the skilled labor side as the general manager for Skillforce....

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Reeling in relaxation

AUSTIN - Employees work hard every day for themselves, for their employers, for their families and it’s nice to know that your hard work is noticed and appreciated. Pinpoint Strategies recognized this early on and the owners, Janna and Collins Johnson do what they can to show their appreciation....

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A two-way street

AUSTIN - Owners Janna and Collins Johnson could not be happier with the success their demolition company, Conquest Demolition is experiencing. “We hit the ground running. We have done absolutely wonderful things in the last two years. We’ve grown and we have a great presence,” says Collins....

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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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